Radiotherapy for cancerAround half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy.
Destroying cancer cells
There are many ways to have radiotherapy but they all work in a similar way. Carefully controlled high-energy X-rays destroy or damage cancer cells. This stops them growing or spreading. Radiotherapy is usually delivered in daily intervals called ‘fractions’. This allows time between treatments for the healthy cells to repair and the cancer cells to die off.
At GenesisCare, we’re always pushing the boundaries of technology to develop better radiation therapy treatments. Targeting the cancer cells in tumours without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.
What is radiotherapy?
Skin changes and inflamation
Swelling and build up of fluids
Stress, anxiety and other coping issues are also common